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2015 annual seattle event

JVC Northwest will celebrate its tenth annual Seattle Event this year on May 30th at Seattle University. The theme of this year’s event is Companions in Service and we hope that you will join us as a companion in the celebration in less than two months.

Each year the JVC Northwest community gathers on the campus of Seattle University to celebrate the inspiring service of the Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) and Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps (JVEs) members throughout the Northwest. This year’s dinner and fundraiser will mark the tenth(!) year that FJVs, JVs, JVEs, staff, Jesuits, Board members, friends, and family will gather together to reconnect with one another and the core values. What began as a celebration of our 50th anniversary led by a passionate group of FJVs and staff in 2006 at St. Bridget Catholic Church has become a staple of the JVC Northwest calendar that brings people from across the Northwest to pray, eat, laugh, and give with one another.

St. Ignatius and the first companions

The theme of this year’s event, once again conceived by current Seattle JVs, is “Companions in Service”. The theme alludes to St. Ignatius’ compañeros, the group of men who joined St. Ignatius as the first Jesuits and “companions” in the work he sought to do in the name of Christ and the Church. These compañeros (or companions) were crucial to the spreading and flourishing of the Society of Jesus across the world.

In much the same way, JVC Northwest views those who offer support at the Seattle Event (and those who attend in spirit) as companions in the work of the JVs and the organization. The money raised and the connections made are essential to our ability to provide a transformational year of service for our volunteers as they assist the impoverished and vulnerable members of our society.

Here are the details of this year’s event – more will be added as they emerge

  • Saturday May 30th
  • Seattle University
    • 5 p.m. – Mass in the Campion Chapel with Fr. John Whitney, S.J. (St. Mary’s, AK ’81-82)
    • 6 p.m. – Dinner and program in the Campion Ballroom
  • Tickets
    • $55 – Individual
    • $440 – Table of eight
  • Program includesInvitationPicture
    • Reflections from a current JV and JV EnCorps member
    • Call to partnership
    • Fr. Jack Morris, SJ Award presentation
    • Raffle
  • More
    • Complimentary parking in the Murphy Garage
    • Vegetarian and vegan dining options available
    • Complimentary beer and wine
    • Sponsorship opportunities (see below)

Registration for this year’s event can be found online here. Formal invitations will arrive in mid April and also include registration materials in case you prefer that method. Questions regarding registration can be sent to outreach@jvcnorthwest.org. You can also speak with Outreach and Events Coordinator Zach Reuter at 503-335-8202.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this year’s event and having your company or organization highlighted to over 250 social-justice minded individuals, please contact our Development Coordinator, Whitney Johnson, at wjohnson@jvcnorthwest.org.

2014 Seattle Event

If you’ve been impacted by your time as a JV, or if a former or current JV has touched you in a meaningful way, we hope you’ll join us as a companion on May 30th in Seattle.

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Zayna Abusada (Ashland, MT ’17-18, Anchorage, AK ’18-19) was most recently a JV in south-central Alaska serving with immigrant and refugee English-Language learners as the Academy for Citizenship and Civics Support Specialist with the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) in Anchorage. Zayna first served with Indigenous students on the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Reservations. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Zayna went on to earn her undergraduate degree in History and Theological Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at Saint Louis University.

Catch us at an event near you!

Event DateTimeSchoolEvent NameLocation
1/24/226:30pm-7:30pmSt. Mary’s of IndianaJustice Speaker SeriesRice Commons
1/25/225pm – 8pmUniversity of Notre DameSpring Career FairDahnke Ballroom in the Duncan Student Center
1/25/228pm-9pmUniversity of Notre DameDiversity Leadership Reception5th Floor, Duncan Student Center



Marquette University

Justice Speaker Series

2/1/223pm – 6pmU of Wisconsin-MadisonPublic Service FairGordon Dining and Event Center
2/2/223pm – 6pmLoyola University ChicagoHealthcare Career FairDamen Student Center
2/2/227pm-8pmLoyola University ChicagoJustice Speaker Series Damen Suite 217
2/2/22 John Carroll University“Discerning a Year of Service” session
2/3/224:30pm – 7:00pmJohn Carroll UniversityCareer Exploration Fair 
2/8/2212pm-1pm/2pm-4:30pmGeorgetown UniversityJustice Speaker Series and Office HoursSeminar Room 1, Cawley Career Education Center
2/8/2210am – 2pmSt. Bonaventure UniversityService Year Info Session and Drop-InCafe La Verna
2/9/2211am – 1pmCanisius College“Recruiters on Campus” tableGriff Center
2/10/2210am – 1pmSaint Joesph’s UniversityOn-Campus Career FairSJU Athletics Center
2/15/2212pm – 4pmManhattan CollegeSpring Career FairKelly Student Commons
2/15/223pm – 6pmMarquette UniversityCareers for the Common Good FairAlumni Memorial Union
2/16/2212pm – 4pmSaint Louis UniversitySpring Career Expo 
2/18/2212pm – 3pmCreighton UniversitySpring Career Fair